FENDER DELUXE ACTIVE P-Bass SPECIAL 60th Anni Precision Blizzard Pearl 35768


Regular price $724
This is a 2010 Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special in Blizzard Pearl finish. This 60th Anniversary Edition is killer looking with some great features. Unlike others I've seen, this has a beautiful birds-eye maple neck with a satin poly finish on the back. It has a Jazz bass profile neck and Precision body, with a gold vinyl pickguard. The electronics feature an Alnico P-bass pickup and dual coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz PU. Controls are Volume and Pan (blend) pots, and 3-band active EQ. Note it has a vintage American bridge, different than a later version with a high mass bridge. Cosmetically, overall the bass is in good condition though I have noted some edge marks in pictures below, and there are some superficial scuffs on the back the camera doesn't catch. Weight is 8 pounds, 13 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks for looking!

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What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
 
Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Manufacturer Info
You're likely to find the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special to be one of the most versatile basses in the entire Fender line. That's because it comes equipped with both a Precision Bass pickup in the middle position, and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge. This hybrid instrument not only gives you access to two totally unique sound sources -- it allows you to blend the output of the pickups to create new and unique combinations. Special, indeed!

P Bass Body, J Bass Neck
This dynamic instrument is made from an alder body cut with the classic P Bass contours. The neck, however, is a maple Jazz Bass design, cut in the modern C-shape profile that has proven consistently to be the smoothest and fastest-playing neck shape on Fender basses. There are 20 stainless steel frets here, all cleanly accessible, even in the highest positions. The neck plays with a comfortable 9.5-inch radius.
Hybrid Pickup Design: Like Two Basses in One
The distinguishing feature of the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special is the presence of both P and J Bass pickups. In the middle position you'll find a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, delivering a powerful, singing tone. Below that, in the bridge position, you've got the active dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces and pan-pot switching.
Pan-Pot Pickup Blending and Active EQ
Underneath the pickups you've got controls for the highly musical-sounding active 3-band EQ. Treble, Mids, and Bass frequencies can all be adjusted here. Select your pickup -- or blend the outputs of both -- with the pan pot.
Rock-Solid and Ready to Rock
The hardware on the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass is chrome throughout. And the beveled gold vinyl pickguard looks darned stylish, too!
Specs:
Body: alder, (Precision Bass body)

Neck: maple Jazz Bass neck, modern C-shape, satin polyurethane finish

Fingerboard: rosewood p/n 013-5760 or maple p/n 013-5762, (9.5 in. radius/241 mm)

No. of frets: 20 medium jumbo frets

Pickups: 1 standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (mid), 1 dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel plated pole pieces (bridge)

Controls:
-- Master volume, pan pot, 3-band active EQ with:

-- Treble boost/cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.

-- Mid boost/cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.

-- Bass boost/cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.

Pickup switching: pan pot

Bridge: American Vintage Precision Bass

Machine heads: standard

Hardware: chrome

Pickguard: 1-ply beveled gold vinyl

Scale length: 34 in. (864 mm)

Width at nut: 1.50 in. (38mm)

Unique features: side mounted jack